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Racism lingers for NHL players 60 years after O'Ree landmark

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WASHINGTON - Devante Smith-Pelly got up from his seat. The Washington Capitals forward had heard the unmistakably racist taunts from fans from inside the penalty box. As a black hockey player, he knew exactly what they meant by yelling, "Basketball, basketball, basketball!" "It's just ignorant people being ignorant," Smith-Pelly said.
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